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June 25, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Integrative Biosciences Center | Map
6135 Woodward Ave.
Detroit , MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

University Research Corridor Infrastructure Innovation Tour: Wrap-Up Forum

Over the past nine months, the URC Infrastructure Innovation Tour united researchers, lawmakers and business leaders in exploring and revealing new insights about solving some of the state's most pressing challenges.

For questions or to RSVP, please contact Lynne Small at or 517-999-4007.


  • Kerry C. Duggan, Partner, RIDGE-LANE Limited/RIDGE-LANE Capital, Sustainability Practice and Founder & Principal, SustainabiliD LLC
  • Carol Miller, Professor, Wayne State University Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director, Healthy Urban Waters
  • Leo C. Kempel, Dean, Michigan State University College of Engineering
  • Peter Adriaens, Professor, University of Michigan Environmental Engineering, Finance & Entrepreneurship
  • Eric Pardini, Senior Consultant, Public Sector Consultants
  • Krik Steudle, Senior Vice President, Econolite Systems
  • Joseph Sawasky, President and CEO, Merit Network Inc.
  • Dennis P. Sugrue, P.E. Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army and PhD Candidate, University of Michigan

Held in Detroit, Michigan's largest urban center, the final forum is the last piece of the URC's Infrastructure Tour, designed to highlight key infrastructure challenges in Michigan communities and the value of research and innovation in identifying solutions. Attendees at the final forum will review key lessons learned, explore next steps and share suggestions for communities around the state.


Joining the discussion will be legislators, business leaders and URC experts.

The URC is one of the nation’s top academic research clusters and a leading engine for innovation in the Great Lakes region. An alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, the URC is focused on increasing economic prosperity and connecting Michigan to the world. Over the past five years alone, the URC institutions conducted $1.64 billion in infrastructure-related R&D.

For more information about this event, please contact Lynne Small at 517-999-4007 or